Paris, 29th of February 2012 – American company Kemp Technologies is strengthening awareness of their competitively priced and tailored load balancing and application delivery controller solutions for IT professionals in the French market.
Founded in Yaphank (NY), USA in 2000, Kemp Technologies has positioned itself very well in the load balancing and ADC market by offering solutions that guarantee an excellent price/performance ratio.
Since its first product launch in 2003, the company has developed rapidly. They currently have several bases all over the globe, with its HQ and 3 offices in the US (New York, San Jose, Jacksonville, Washington), 8 sites in Europe (Ireland, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Poland, Czech Republic) as well as in the APAC region (Australia, Japan), with over 70 employees.
Displaying a remarkable growth rate (revenue up by 130% in 2011 and almost 240% in Europe), this is a company who’s looking very confident for 2012. On top of these impressive figures, Kemp announced an investment of 16 million dollars in January, from a venture capitalist grouping made up of Edison Ventures, Kennet Partners and ORIX. This injection of funds is going to permit them to consolidate their position and simultaneously enhance their technical and commercial development in the EMEA region.
Reinforcing activity in the French market
Kemp Technologies is already in the process of improving market share in France. With this in mind, the firm has turned to Jean Claude Tagger to fulfil their objectives.
With a wealth of over 25 years of experience in managing and leading premier IT companies such as DELL and NEC Computers Europe, he intends to increase brand awareness in France and promote the Kemp offering by putting in place a Partner Program and nurturing key relationships with resellers and integrators. « Having attracted the attention of IT people all over the world wishing to ally performance with economy in their systems, it is our desire to actively promote what Kemp has to offer, something we believe responds precisely to the requirements of the French market and to French SMBs. To achieve this, we intend to back up our partners in their recommendations to their end customers and keep them fully up to speed with this next generation of products and services», according to Jean-
Claude Tagger, Sales Manager (France) at Kemp Technologies.
LoadMaster : simple, affordable, powerful
Kemp products optimise web infrastructure by guaranteeing availability, performance, system scalability and secure operations, while at the same time streamlining IT budgets.
The products are aimed at professionals – SMB and service providers – whose activities depend on customer satisfaction, optimisation and Web infrastructure reliability, such as e-commerce and business-critical applications.
« Management of Web infrastructure problems are often perceived as highly costly when viewed from the perspective of very large companies. Kemp distinguishes itself thanks to a range of hardware and virtual appliances that offer the same level of performance and reliability at a fraction of the cost», explains George Zervos, Director of Sales in EMEA.
Incredibly affordable, the LoadMaster range from Kemp comes with numerous features:
- Layer 4-7 load balancing
- Content switching
- Server persistence
- SSL acceleration and offloading
- Load balancing for Windows Terminal Services and persistence in Session Directory integration
- Application front-end (caching, compression and IPS security)
The price list, with an entry level of 1 300 €, going up to 14 990 €, proposes a range of hardware and virtual solutions. A multi-site offering allows users to go past the single Datacenter, by making load balancing and high-availability possible on several sites. When a failure occurs, the GEO LoadMaster and LoadMaster DR solutions make it possible to direct traffic to another location, with the LM-GEO being able to geographically codify users. Furthermore, the LoadMaster Exchange suite, officially MS certified since April 2011, offers devices that are optimised and pre-configured to suit this particular infrastructure.
Apart from technical performance, Kemp designs solutions that are « ready-to-go », allowing users to interact very easily with them and to make major savings in installation and deployment time. On top of this, all products come with the first year’s Gold Support included in the price.
To succeed in the commercialisation of its offering, Kemp Technologies can rely on a very active network of technology partners and server manufacturers. Combined with this is a network of over 100 active resellers who make up the Kemp VARMaster Partner Programme.